To save you the trouble of calling ATT’s tech support, let me show you how to successfully setup your ATT or SBC e-mail account using Windows Live Mail.
1. From your Windows Live Mail main page, click the link that says “Add e-mail account” from the lower left hand side of the page.
2. A new window entitled “Add an E-mail Account” will show up.
3. Type your complete e-mail address and password in the fields provided. Make sure that the ‘remember password’ box is checked.
4. In the display name, type the name that will appear whenever you send an e-mail. You can type your complete name, nickname or even the company that you represent.
5. Put a check mark on the box that says ‘Manually configure server settings for e-mail account’. Then proceed to the next page.
In the next page, you will need to fill out the POP and SMTP settings provided by ATT.
6. Leave POP3 as the default setting.
7. As shown in the image, the Incoming server is ” pop.att.yahoo.com “. Put a check mark first on ‘This server requires a secure connection (SSL)’ because it would then automatically change the port number from the default 110 to 995. I repeat, the port number should be 995.
8. Make sure that the login id is your complete e-mail address. If it doesn’t contain the @att.net or @sbcglobal.net then include the missing portion.
9. Your Outgoing Server is ” smtp.att.yahoo.com “. Put a check mark first on ‘This server requires a secure authentication (SSL)’. Then manually change the port number from 25 to 465. Note: Make sure that the port number is 465, especially if you type the number first before checking the SSL box.
10. As indicated by the image above, ‘My outgoing server requires authentication’ should be checked. Proceed to the next step.
The next page will show you the Finish button.
11. If you have more than one e-mail account created under Windows Live Mail but would like the newly created account to be your default mail account then check the box ‘Set this account as the default mail account’ before you click finish.
12. Your ATT or SBC e-mail account is now properly configured to send / receive e-mails through Windows Live Mail. To test if the settings are set correctly, click the ‘Sync’ menu on the top part of the main page to see if you’re able to receive mails.
13. Also, test if you can send an e-mail by sending yourself one. Just simply click the ‘New’ menu.